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The Native Tribes of Central Australia

Baldwin Spencer, Author; F.J. (Francis James) Gillen, Author
Format
Book
Edition
Unabridged republ.
Published
New York : Dover, (1968)
Language
English
Contents
  • Social organisation of the tribes
  • Certain ceremonies concerned with marriage
  • the totems
  • The Churinga or bull roarers of the arunta and other tribes
  • Intichiuma ceremonies
  • Initiation ceremonies
  • The Engwura ceremony
  • Traditions dealing with the origin of the Alcheringa ancestors of the Arunta tribe and with particular customs
  • Customs concerned with the knocking out of teeth, nose boring, growth of breasts, blood, blood-letting, blood-giving, blood-drinking, hair, childbirth, food restrictions, cannibalism
  • The customs of Kurdaitcha and Illapurinja and the avenging party or aninga
  • Customs relating to burial and mourning
  • The iruntarina and arumburinga, or spirit individuals
  • The making and the powers of medicine men, various forms of magic
  • Methods of obtaining wives
  • Myths relating to sun, moon, eclipses, etc.
  • Clothing, weapons, implements, decorative art
  • The names of the natives
  • The Wilyaru ceremony of the Urabunna tribe, together with references to Mr. Gason's account of the Dieri (Dieyerie) tribe
  • Table of the measurements of twenty males and ten females
  • Glossary of Native terms used
Keywords
Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941
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